We’d all love for life to be “smooth sailing,” but the inevitable truth remains that storms do arise. Just ask the crew from Gilligan’s Island—you can be out for a “three hour tour,” hit a storm, and find yourself marooned on an island, wearing the same outfit for years (unless, of course, you are the “Ginger” type, and then you will have a different outfit every day, but still be stranded on the island).
Jesus himself said, “In this world, you will have trouble,” but thankfully He didn’t stop there. He went on to say, “But take heart, for I have overcome the world.”
And it’s true. He really did. What’s more, He is still overcoming, right in the midst of your storm. The Prince of Peace is making intercession for YOU at the right hand of the Father, even as you read these words. He excels at speaking into the storms of your life, commanding them to be still. The key for us, as we navigate life’s storms, is to join Jesus and do what He is doing. If He’s sleeping, then rest beside Him knowing you can have perfect peace because Jesus is in your boat. If He’s commanding the storm, then join Him there on the bow of your boat and speak to the storm along with Him.
Mindy laid out five keys in yesterday’s message to maintaining your peace, no matter what the boat of your life sails through. As you read them today, ask Father God to reveal to your heart how to live them out victoriously.
- Make sure you’re in the right boat.
- Find Jesus.
- Put your pallet next to His.
- Tell your storm that Jesus in on board.
- Remember what Jesus has already promised you.
Click HERE to listen to “My Peace in the Storm” by Pastor Mindy von Atzigen.
Pastor Roosevelt Houston preached on “Going to the Other Side” with Jesus, using the same text Mindy preached from yesterday. His message is worth listening to. Find it for free on itunes.com, searching for Gateway Church podcast, and finding his message in their sermon archive.
On the Radar
Brazil Mission Trip — Pastor Mindy and Pastor Lorin leave in December for a mission trip to Brazil! They will each need to raise over $3,000 for trip costs. For more info and to find out how you can support their trip, click here.
We have a new Lunchtime Bible study coming this week! Beginning this Tuesday, October 20, we will dive into a lunch time study of the book of Revelation. The study will run every Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 in my office. Everyone is welcome to join in, just bring your Bible and a lunch box.
You Heard it at EFC
Been trying to remember one of those awesome songs we sang? Here is our worship list from yesterday, for those of you who just absolutely need a copy for yourself. You can usually find them for purchase on itunes.com.
- “Sing to the King” Hillsong version
- “Your Love Never Fails” Jesus Culture version
- “God, You’re Beautiful” by Anthony Skinner
- “See The Way” by Misty Edwards
Next Sunday, October 25, Pastor Eric will begin a series on the book of Philemon. Read ahead this week to be ready for the message!